Hmmm so maybe there is a way. Without mods no one has seemed to be able to make it work! Cheers!I used the origin (Marshall combo 20 Watt) footswitch with led, and placed it in the smaller enclosure off the Jubilee.
It just works, led goes on and off.
Maybe a special led
Hi Marshall Devotees,
I have wanted a Marshall for years and the versitility, FX loop and MV made me go Jube over the 4 hole SV20. I just got a used 2525H off FleaBay and am trying to get an opinion on speaker configuration. The four suitable speakers I have are two 8 ohm broken-in china V30s, one 16 ohm Vintage 30 ,and one 16 ohm G13H30 Anniversary. I have been trying them out on my and swapped them around, but haven't formed a definite opinion. Maybe somebody with more experience can weigh in? I will be using the spectrum of what the 2525H has on offer from clean, grit, crunch, grind to all out saturation.
I have two semi open back 1 x 12 cabs for a mini stack and a thiel ported dr z best 2 x12 closed back that is a beast. Should be ze beast not best based on weight and thump power. I picked up the z best used of CL with the two sixteen ohms speakers. I threw the two broken in 8 ohm in the 2 x 12 and the two 16 ohms are in the two 1 x 12s with the narrow open back panel (about 3""). I think the 16 ohms were never broken in even though they are from 2007. They 16 ohm Celestions say England on the sticker, but interweb wisdom says those too are Chinese fabrication.
Got any opinion on an optimal configuration with either a 4 ohm or 8 ohm total load?
Also has anyone tried two Neo Creambacks or a Neo Creamback and something else with the studio/mini jube? I wanted to post this on the page Silver Jube thread, but this is the mini version and don't want tick folks off with my first post here.
The Jubilee is voiced for Vintage 30 family of speakers. I have an 87 50 watt and a 2525H. I have used them both with G12M Greenbacks and they both sound good. Nonetheless, they both sound better, in my opinion of course, through Vintage 30s (Both Mesa and the Marshall G12 Vintage versions) The 50 watt is less picky about speakers.
The 2525 will probably sound better through a 2x12 than 1x12s, because of less wattage.
The mix of a G12H and a V30 in a 2x12 is popular. The mix seems to give more bottom and less upper mid cut, so once broke in those two might be perfect for the mini. Either way, you probably have a great set of speakers to experiment with for that particular amp.
The Creambacks are trying to capture a GB voicing which I find less ideal for that particular amp, although you may hear it different.
I have a 2061CX 2x12 with those Anniversaries in it. 8 ohm cab. I've gotten good results with my 2525H. I use it with my SV20H also. I don't dislike them. They're kind of multipurpose for me for both amps yet knowing there are better options to hone in each one. I've tried Heritage Celestion G12M20 and G12H55hz. A pair of Celestion EVH 20's. A 1960AX with 25 watt Greenbacks. All have their merits according to how the 2525H is set up.
I have one 16ohm Vintage 30 in a 1x12 closed back. Out of all my speakers that's the one that seemed to gel the best for it.
Like KT said, you've got some good combinations already tailored all around what is popular for a Jubilee. I'd say concentrate on that 2x12 but i have no experience with ported cabs.
... The thing is as heavy as a fender twin in the upper 60lb range (apparently they are lighter now, but I got the old model); so it is a good 10-15 pounds more than the slanted 2x12 from Marshall for the 2525H. It is a big deep cab and made to survive the end of times.
Well that's the thing about speakers. You need to run through what you have and try all those options first. Get to know well what you have. It does take time and the truth is nobody has better ears than you.
Youre thoughts on the 1x12 is in line with mine for these 20 watt heads for a more focused tone. They really push a single 12 and this seems to bring out a little more of the particular speaker's voice. Extra toasty. I really like my SV20H at 20 watts into my Heritage G12H55hz. I thought the same with my V30 and 2525H.
The 2061CX gets a little more throaty with the 55hz in there. I liked it and the G12M20 together but that was more for the SV.
It's tough for anybody to tell you what is best for your setup. Personally, i think you have what you need. You didn't mention a screw gun and a soldering iron. I can definitely suggest you need those.
Dang, that's only about 25 lbs shy of a 4x12. Probably sounds good.
I can understand why the interest in neo's.
I like the THD 2x12 design. 35 lbs with M's, 40 lbs with H's and fits in the trunk of a Camry. Rear ported and sounds pretty close to a 4x12.
Thanks Jethro, I think the 2525's have good flexibility and as you say would give a different flavour. When you say 'EQ curves set at lower frequencies' do you mean the Jubilee's are more 'round sounding', not as top ended as an 800?MV is awesome, 2 channel is nice if you care about such. Clean channel clean mode with high gain and an OD of some sort will hit 800 ish tones although a Jubilee controls tend to have EQ curves set at lower frequencies. That or clean channel with rhythm clip on. Lead channel is very saturated, amd no pedal reuired. They are a slightly different voiced Marshall so you get a different flavour.
I love my Jubilees.
Jethro covered a lot plus your positives listed are spot on. The amps you have are classics so take them out of the equation. Do you need a 20 watt head? Jubilee is a fantastic choice.
Biff, thanks for your input. When you say 'take them out of the equation' is this because they are radically different to the Jubilee even when using the classics with pedals ?